April 17, 2015

Faculty and Staff News

Nearly 55 faculty, staff and doctoral students from ASU's Teachers College are involved in over 110 sessions at the 2015 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

From harvesting oranges grown on campus, to spreading the importance of sleep in two languages, to creating engineering excellence half a world away, Arizona State University faculty and staff are helping to change the world for the better.

The ASU Faculty Women's Association presented School of Life Sciences professor Jon Harrison with its Outstanding Faculty Mentorship award to recognize his outstanding support and guidance of students – particularly women and underrepresented groups.

For his nearly 50-year career as a teacher, professor and physical education scholar, ASU professor emeritus Robert Pangrazi was recently honored with one of his field’s top honors, the Luther Halsey Gulick Medal, by the Society of Health and Physical Educators.

Three professors at Arizona State University have been selected to receive the 2014-2015 Centennial Professorship Award.

Arizona State University professor Maureen Daly Goggin has been awarded a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant for teaching and research on historical needlework practices in Austria and the Czech Republic.

The ASU Book Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m., April 29, to discuss "In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods," by new English faculty member Matt Bell.

Sun Devil student achievements will be recognized at the fourth annual Arizona State University Pitchfork Awards on April 9.

A National Science Foundation CAREER Award will support ASU engineer Pingbo Tang's effort to improve the maintenance, safety and resilience of civil infrastructure.

One of the most prominent professional engineering organizations has recognized an Arizona State University engineering professor for her contributions to education and research.

Arizona State University professor Eva Brumberger has developed a new text to offer insights to faculty in a range of fields who want to help their undergraduate students develop visual literacy.

Arizona State University Teachers College professor Michelene “Micki” Chi has been named the winner of the 2015 E.L. Thorndike Award for Lifetime Contribution in Research from the American Psychological Association.

The annual Maricopa County Trip Reduction Survey has begun and Parking & Transit Services is requesting that all ASU employees complete the survey online in order for the university to meet the county-mandated response requirements.

An endowment from a Fortune 500 company will aid Arizona State University industrial engineering professor Pitu Mirchandani's work to advance analytics and logistics for operating supply chain networks.

The March 5 Sun Devil Service Award Luncheon honored 178 ASU faculty and staff celebrating anniversaries of 25 years and greater.

This year already, eight members of the Arizona State University engineering faculty have been awarded CAREER and AFOSR YIP Awards.

As an honor to their parents, Carlton and Audrey Yoshioka established the Yoshioka Hossbach Maroon and Gold Scholarship at Arizona State University.

Professor Emeritus Leonard (Len) Gordon, a founding member and former dean of the Emeritus College at ASU, passed away on March 4.

Arizona State University's Alumni Association has presented professor James Elser with the 2015 Founders’ Day Faculty Achievement Research Award.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion at Arizona State University recently added two new senior equal employment opportunity consultants in its ongoing effort to promote a campus culture that is free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

With his Simons Fellowship, ASU professor Frank Timmes will conduct forefront research on stars using advanced computing instruments and tools.

ASU journalism professor Virgil Renzulli has just released "Caliburn: Merlin's Tale," a new book on the Arthur legend.

Charles S. Sargent, professor emeritus of geography, who researched the evolution of frontiers and the growth of towns and cities, including Phoenix, passed away Feb. 3. He was 78.

ASU professor of practice and citizen science pioneer Darlene Cavalier has been elected to the inaugural board of the Citizen Science Association, an organization recently established to improve opportunities for everyday citizens to get involved with science.

Involving students in professional organizations and solutions-based research — in the lab and in the field — characterize professor Heather Bateman's award-winning approach to preparing next-generation wildlife conservationists.

The College of Public Service and Community Solutions is more than a new name. It's a reflection of those who study, conduct research and teach at the Arizona State University college.

Arizona State University has established new university-wide guidance for more than 1,200 instructors, lecturers, clinical faculty and faculty associates.

Johnnetta Cole, the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, brought 30 years of experience in education and pioneering thinking to Arizona State University, as part of a series of talks hosted by ASU’s Faculty Women's Association.

ASU journalism professor Tim McGuire will share lessons from his new memoir on living with a physical disability and raising a child with Down syndrome during a webinar hosted by the National Center on Disability and Journalism.

Arizona State University has a new benefit available: free identity repair service. As part of its ongoing effort to guarantee the safety of personal data at ASU, the university has partnered with AllClear ID to provide this service.